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    Hannes Bok (American, 1914-1964)
    Dark of the Moon, Fantasy Magazine cover, 1953
    Mixed media on board
    11.75 x 9.75 in. (sight)
    Signed and titled on the reverse

    The stunning cover painting by Bok was done for the legendary 1950s digest Fantasy Fiction (with the first issue titled Fantasy Magazine), which featured stellar artwork as well as writings by such legendary figures as Robert E. Howard. All four published issues sported beautiful Bok cover illustrations, and this image is certainly one of the most striking. Bok's jewel-like paintings are among the most immediately recognizable from the height of mid-century American fantasy and science-fiction, and his published original art is quite scarce. This painting is one of the finest by the artist we've offered, and was acquired by the current owner from famed collector Jerry Weist.

    More information about Bok, Hannes, also known as Bok, Hannes, Wayne Woodard, Hannes Bok.

    Condition Report*: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note; framed under acrylic to 19 x 16.75 inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    23rd Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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